Dan and Beth Howard, Labadie, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Howard, to Andrew Michael Schoenekase, son of Steven and Wendi Schoenekase, Labadie.

Keale A. Walker and Jeremy M. Siebert were united in marriage April 29, 2017, at St. Michael the Archangel in Shrewsbury. The Rev. Michael Boehm officiated at the ceremony.

Brett and Megan (Santhuff) Elsenrath, Irondale, announce the birth of a daughter, Nora Marie Elsenrath. Born May 4, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson, Festus, she weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Scott and Myla Ashby, Sullivan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Ashby, Gerald, to Jacob Aaron Broeker, Gerald, son of Timothy and Anita Broeker, Robertsville.

Kayla Tallman and Drew Risley were united in marriage June 2, 2017, at the Heart of St. Charles Ballroom. Larry Beck officiated at the 3:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony.

Jill Birkenbach Whitworth and Jason Whitworth, Union, announce the birth of a son, Jaxon Daniel Whitworth. Born July 5, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds.

Shane and Rebecca (Feldmann) Ferree, Marthasville, announce the birth of a daughter, Maggie Louise Ferree. Born May 10, 2017, at SSM Lake Saint Louis Hospital, she weighed 8 pounds.

Samuel and Jillian (Parmentier) Thornton, Union, announce the birth of a son, Grant Lee Thornton. Born June 22, 2017, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, he weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

Lauren M. Filla and Daniel Stokes, both of Wildwood, were united in marriage April 22, 2017, at Silver Oaks Chateau in Wildwood. Mr. Garrett Stevens officiated at the ceremony.

Gary and Melissa (Kuenzel) Graham, Parker, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Margaret Marie Graham. Born June 30, 2017, at Richardson Methodist Hospital, Richardson, Texas, she weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Adam and Casey Breig (Cowsert), Washington, announce the birth of a firstborn daughter, Willow Jane LeNel Breig. Born May 31, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

Adam and Kimberly (Fuhr) Pate, Marthasville, announce the birth of a daughter, Kylie Ann Pate. Born April 14, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Alan Campbell and Marsha Campbell announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rae Campbell, to Christopher Michael Melies, son of David Melies and Laura Lahm.

Mary Lee Luecke, daughter of Felix and Leona Luecke, and Robert “Buzz” Kliethermes, son of Art and Isabel Kliethermes, exchanged wedding vows June 10, 1967, at Assumption Catholic Church in New Haven.

Sarah Toybes and Dennis Pohlmann, St. Louis, were united in marriage June 18, 2016, at Four Seasons, St. Louis. Rabbi Howard Kaplansky officiated at the ceremony.

Nathan and Kathryn (Tod) Riegel, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Hilda Rose Riegel. Born April 24, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Stephen and Leslie (Rothschild) Busch announce the birth of a daughter, Cameron Ann Busch. Born Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 2:46 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, she weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.

Nicole Swoboda and Spencer Vaughn, Rosebud, announce the birth of a son, Haiden Cole Vaughn. Born May 2, 2017, at BJC Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, he weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Jason and Alexandria (Gildehaus) Linkinhoker, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Madelyn Paige Linkinhoker. Born Jan. 30, 2017, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Erick and Morgan Bush (Briggs), Washington, announce the birth of a son, Talon Joseph Bush. Born April 17, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Michael and Ashley (Colbert) Rodgers, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Amelia Ann Rodgers. Born May 10, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Weiser will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Joe and Darlene (Brautigam) were united in marriage May 20, 1967, at Bethany United Church of Christ near Berger.

Tom and Jessica (Parmentier) Cronin, Union, announce the birth of a son, Thomas Michael Cronin III. Born April 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 9 pounds.

Brian and Tina Bacott, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia Ashlynn Bacott, to Todd Aaron Reiker, son of Robert and Patricia Reiker, Union.

Scott and Chelsea (Doerr) Webb announce the birth of their son, Olin Bradley Webb. He was born Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 12:56 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was born at Mercy Hospital Washington. Everyone is doing well!

Jason Wilson and Ashley (Barry) Wilson, Kansas City, announce the birth of a daughter, Lyla Jane Wilson. Born April 24, 2017, at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., she weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

Steven and Wendii Jobe, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Hattie Louise Jobe. Born March 27, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, she weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Magen Elizabeth Williams and Nicholas Drew Laurence, both of St. Louis, were united in marriage Jan. 7, 2017, at the Shrine of St. Joseph, St. Louis. Father Dale Wunderlich officiated at the ceremony.

Reymundo and Pam Rodriguez, Dutzow, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cecilia Rodriguez, to Dustin Alderks, son of Robert and Linda Alderks, Chana, Ill.

Robert and Brittney (Foley) Jasper, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Henry George Jasper. Born March 8, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Jim and Terri Ogle proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Ogle, Maplewood, to Jeff Harms, Maplewood, son of Joe and Ellen Harms.

Brandon and Cindy (Elbert) Irwin, Marthasville, announce the birth of a daughter, Josie Mae Irwin. Born March 30, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Evan and Alisha (Hanneken) Roettering, Washington, announce the birth of their son, Owen Joseph Roettering. Born March 22, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Andrew and Lauren (Pataky) Hengstenberg, Owensville, announce the birth of a son, Everett August Hengstenberg. Born April 5, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Steve and Nancy Dunham, Union, along with Bruce and Sandra Hendricks, Clinton, announce the engagement of Stephanie Dunham to James Hendricks.

Rosie (Weilbacher) and Rob Betz, Crestwood, announce the birth of a son, Logan Dean Betz. Born March 6, 2017, at St. Clare Health Center, Fenton, he weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

Pam (Ruether) and Taylor Tholen, Independence, announce the birth of a son, Morris “Moe” Allan Tholen. Born March 20, 2017, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, he weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.

Eddie and Liz Lee, Union, and Elisha Lee, Granite City, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Lee, Union, to Spencer C. Vondera, Union, son of Robert and Michelle Vondera, Union.

Stephen and Lynette Riechers, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, KateLyn Riechers, to Daniel Kohn, son of John and Mary Kohn, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Julie (Engemann) Meyer and Michael Meyer, Marthasville, announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Rose Meyer. Born March 22, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces.

Alyssa Rose Hurtig, daughter of Andy and Anny Hurtig of Washington, and Justin Lee Gillam, son of Beverly Gillam of Potosi and Rick and Angie Gillam of Potosi, are pleased to announce their engagement!

Brandon and Stephanie (Nantz) Hall, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley Marykay Hall. Born March 21, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Greg and Johnna Horn, Lake Saint Louis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine (Katie) Horn, to Theodore (Teddy) Bruckerhoff, son of David and Betty Bruckerhoff, Washington.

Elizabeth Catherine Yoest and Matthew Ryan Rhodus were united in marriage at the El Dorado Royale Resort, Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 11, 2016.

Ted and Rebecca Diez, Union, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alonnah Noelle Diez, Warrensburg, to Joshua David Thomson, Warrensburg, son of David and Traci Thomson, Blue Springs.

Alexis Diane Cook and Scott David Sherman were united in marriage Nov. 5, 2016, at Branson Hills Golf Club in Branson. The Rev. Mark E. Tetley officiated at the ceremony.

Robert and Zoe Callaway, Washington, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Lynn Callaway, to Steven Glenn Gurnow, son of Denise Brown Gurnow, Washington.

Josh and Tonya Mense, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Amelia Pearl Mense. Born Feb. 23, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

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